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Brantome Police Horses & Friends

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La Grange | St Pancrace, Near Brantome, 24530 Brantome, France
+33 5 53 05 86 80
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Wonderful experience and multilingual.

We visited La Grange yesterday and spent the most amazing few hours at this lovely sanctuary. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chris H
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Wellington, United Kingdom
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Uplifting, worthwhile, ideal for all age groups.

Truly uplifting to see these wonderful, noble animals so well cared for, after having given their... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
gorely
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waterville, county kerry
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Providing a loving and final home for retired British Police horses. Brantome Police Horses provides care and rehabilitation for many horses and ponies alongside donkeys, dogs, cats, sheep, goats and chickens. We are situated in the heart of the countryside, ten minutes north of Brantome, South West France. Our primary aim is to provide a safe and caring environment for retired British Police Horses, for the rest of their lives. We open to the public on certain afternoons - always a Wednesday afternoon. Other afternoons will be specified on the home page of our website. We enjoy having people to visit and it is used as part of the rehabilitation process for some of our animals. We provide a great tea and there is a lovely gift shop to browse. With your help, we can give these animals the best possible care, for the rest of their lives. "Saving just one horse will not change the world, but surely it will change the world for that one horse."
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“scones” (24 reviews)
“cream tea” (38 reviews)
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La Grange | St Pancrace, Near Brantome, 24530 Brantome, France
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+33 5 53 05 86 80
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited La Grange yesterday and spent the most amazing few hours at this lovely sanctuary. The horses,from UK police forces, have been brought into the beautiful Dordogne countryside after being retired through age, injury or ill health. Some had faced the most harrowing experiences...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Truly uplifting to see these wonderful, noble animals so well cared for, after having given their all for our own safety. They are treated with the utmost respect and compassion, each with their own story to tell. Roland and Alison are very personable, as well...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you ever want to see horses ar rest then this is the place to see, the retired police horse sanctuary is an absolute must, the people here love these beautiful animals with all their hearts and you can feel the love the horses give...More

Thank Karen B
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Alison P, Owner at Brantome Police Horses & Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Karen Many thanks from all that look after them, for your amazing review.It was lovely o meet you and we will look forward to your return. Without these amazing reviews we would really struggle. We will certainly continue to care for the animals and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be one of the most uplifting and genuinely fabulous experiences we have ever had. The horses here have had some traumatic life changing experiences and it is thru the skill of the friendly and engaging owners and volunteers at the Brantome Police...More

Thank Nick J
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Alison P, Owner at Brantome Police Horses & Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nick and Debi Thank you for your wonderful review, we are always so pleased when our guests leave such amazing reviews it isn't just because the reviews help us so much it is also heart warming to know how much the humans enjoy BPH...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very enjoyable and interesting afternoon. Greeted by very friendly owners and their animals. Quite an emotional experience to meet these gentle horses who have served to protect the public. Tea, cake and scones afterwards finished off a perfect afternoon. Definitely recommended if you are...More

Thank J C
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Alison P, Owner at Brantome Police Horses & Friends, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear JC Many thanks for your review, we are always pleased to know that our guests have enjoyed their visit and have also been affected by meeting our beautiful horses. Trip advisor is so crucial for bringing our visitors in and without people like yourselves...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Afternoon tea, live classical guitar recital and the best part was being able to spend time with these wonderful brave horses.It was a very special moment to witness how well these horses were enjoying their retirement at La Grange.If you are ever close to Brantome...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read of how highly this venue was rated, we were intrigued to go and see for ourselves as it did not read as a typical tourist attraction. Set in one of the most beautiful areas of France is this place where horses who have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in June 2018, taken by our friends that live in France. The experience was simply superb, and is a must for any animal lover. The horses have an incredible effect on you and their calm and placid nature makes you simply fall in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our dear friends (visiting us from the UK for the first time) to this unique sanctuary. Non-horsey, they nevertheless thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and the opportunity to meet these wonderful horses.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a truly memorable place. Beautiful animals being cared for by passionate staff. Being able to interact with these lovely creatures was a delight. Capped off with delicious tea and cakes. Would recommend highly to anyone in the area.

Thank nick171960
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MissChar1940
27 August 2017|
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Response from Alison P | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for your question and sorry it has taken so long to respond. It never appeared on our newsfeed and so didn't know that you had asked. The answer to your question is that we make up sponsorship/adoption packs... More
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James S
27 July 2015|
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Response from Winnie D | Reviewed this property |
No afraid not, But you can cuddle them they love it, you can also watch the videos which tell you the story of their life's they have lived really interesting lives,
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